Purbeck Shorts 2019



Judges;  Rob Dartnall,  Samantha Iwowo, Deborah Paige, Richard Dimbleby, Ben Desmond (see below)



Winners Audience Prizes

Carpe Diem   Best Animation Audience award

Luger Best Short Feature Audience Award


Best Student film   Densha



for Best Short Feature;   The Stop and Quiet Carriage bit like the booker prize this year!!  (Equal firsts).




Rob Dartnall 

Academic and Documentary Film Maker

Ben Desmond

"Ben is a award-winning Manx-born filmmaker, a member of the BFI NETWORK x BAFTA Crew Programme. In 2017, Ben’s writing/directing debut PITFALL, won awards and received nominations at several international film festivals, The BBC Film Critic Mark Kermode has praised Ben as “...a talented young filmmaker on the rise...”

Richard Dimbleby

Richard Dimbleby has taught communication and media studies in colleges and has co-written three books on communication and media.  He was a Principal of The Bournemouth and Poole College and has been a Governor at The Arts University Bournemouth and at Weymouth College.  He is currently a Governor at The Bedford College Group.  He was a judge for the Purbeck Shorts  Competition a few years ago and was very impressed by the quality and range of the films in the final.   He is very much looking forward to seeing the films submitted this year.

David Holman

Not the Hungarian football player
David Holman wrote for Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre, with an acting company that starred Sue Johnstone, Maggie Stead and others. His work, of more than 70 plays and films, originally for schools has been produced in US Canada Latin America, Japan Australia and Europe. He has been commissioned by RSCand a film based upon his work, directed by Jeffrey Rush won a golden bear at Berlin.
And he has great dogs...

Samantha Iwowo

Filmmaker, Samantha Iwowo, is a screenwriter and director who commenced her career as a commissioned screenwriter with South Africa’s largest cable network, M-Net, writing several episodes of the daily drama series, Tinsel (2008 – present), from 2013 to 2014. She has written fifty published screenplays. These include the internationally celebrated feature Oloibiri (2016): Made in collaboration with Student Emmy and Academy awards winning director, Curtis Graham, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, in 2015. Her most recent screenplay, The Tyrant (2019), is a biography on Zimbabwean dictator, Robert Mugabe; commissioned by Theatron Media Inc., Canada, it stars British-Nigerian actor, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and is due for release in summer, 2019. She has also directed four films; her works often situate within themes of postcolonialism, and transnational cinema. Her most recent directorial piece, Go Get Milk, is due for release in the first quarter of 2019. This is an advocacy piece on the teenage knife-crime incidents in South-East London...


Deborah Paige 

Deborah Paige directs for theatre, television and radio and works extensively in London drama schools. She was artistic director of Salisbury Playhouse and the Sheffield Crucible and has directed productions at Soho Theatre, Hampstead, The Old Vic, the National and the Arcola.  Her TV work includes East Enders, Casualty, Holby City and Judge John Deed.












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